Lost & Found Pets - Nashville Humane
What to do if you have lost a pet or found a pet.
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What to do if you’ve lost your pet

 

  1. Metro Animal Care and Control is Nashville/Davidson County’s open admission animal center. If you have lost your pet in Davidson County, MACC is your resource.  Visit MACC’s Lost & Found website. Also, MACC has a useful Lost & Found Resources page.
  2. There are numerous resources for people to post online about their lost pet. Does your neighborhood have a Next Door website, Facebook Lost and Found Pet Pages.
  3. Here are some tips from Humane Society US, and ASPCA that will help you in your search for your lost pet.
  4. Lastly, while we do not handle very many “lost” pets, we will from time to time have strays at NHA. You can notify the Nashville Humane Association; complete a lost pet report describing the pet’s:
  • Appearance: breed, coat type, ears, tail, age, weight, sex, color, etc.
  • Identification: tags, microchip, etc.
  • Location: where your pet lives, when and where your pet was last seen
  • Email the report to: josh@nashvillehumane.org
  • Be sure to include a photo of the pet

What to do if you found a pet:

 

  1. Notify Metro Animal Care & Control at 615-862-7928 if you are in Nashville/Davidson County. MACC is Davidson County’s open admission shelter and the county’s resource for lost and found pets.  Here is a link to their Found Pet webpage.
  2. Notify your local shelters, veterinary hospitals, The Tennessean classifieds, and Facebook Lost and Found Pet Pages, your neighborhood Nextdoor page, put up signs in your neighborhood.
  3. Complete a found pet report describing the pet’s:
  • Appearance: breed, coat type, ears, tail, age, weight, sex, color, etc.
  • Identification: tags, etc.
  • Location: where you found the pet
  1. Email the report to Josh@nashvillehumane.org
  2. Include a photo of the pet
  3. Take the animal to your vet or local shelter to be scanned for a microchip; this could quickly lead you to the owner

 

You may also want to make up lost/found flyers to place in the area where you lost or found the pet.